Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Salem Police arrested a wanted 21-year-old man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday morning. OSP says around 2:36 a.m. it received a call about a driving complaint on Interstate 5. A trooper stopped the car around 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street. The car’s passenger … Continue reading »

OSP Traffic Stop Finds 4.5 lbs. of Meth

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a San Jose man after finding after finding more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine inside his car. OSP says around 11:59 p.m. Saturday, a trooper stopped a 1998 Volkswagen for a traffic violation on northbound on Interstate 5. Investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery … Continue reading »

“Speedballing” on the Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police arrested three people Saturday night on charges related to possession of meth. Drug abuse is nothing new to southern Oregon, but what is new is an increase in meth being combined with heroin. The combination of meth and heroin at the same time is called speedballing, and while not a new … Continue reading »

Child Tests Positive for Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Douglas County man is in jail, accused of child neglect. Roseburg police say officers were called to Mercy Medical Center on May 1 after a 3-year-old girl tested positive for meth. Ronald Jeffrey Locker, 34, is facing charges of second-degree child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor. The child … Continue reading »

Suspected Drug House Tenants Evicted

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The homeowner and the Junction City Police Department evicted all tenants at the house involved in an April Drug bust, early last week. No trespassing signs hang all over the yard outside the house on Juniper Street in Junction City, after the property owner evicted all the people living here last … Continue reading »

Parents Arrested for Child Neglect

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Douglas County couple faces child neglect charges after hospital employees say they found drugs in their daughter’s system. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the Mercy Medical Center late Tuesday night regarding a potential child abuse case. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Information Officer Dwes Hutson … Continue reading »

Roseburg Toddler Found with Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. –  Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say a Roseburg mom and dad are facing charges after their 2-year-old daughter was taken to the emergency room and found to have methamphetamine in her system. Deputies were told that the victim’s parents, Michelle Burke and James Pohl, brought the child to the ER because she was not … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspect Who Hid in Attic

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police in Springfield say a man tried to escape arrest on felony drug charges Thursday morning, by hiding in the attic. It happened in the 600 block of South 41st Court. Police say they heard noises inside the home, but the suspect wouldn’t come out, so they went into the two-story duplex … Continue reading »

OSP Arrests Two Men for Meth

Eugene, Ore. – Oregon State Police say two California men were arrested Friday after a traffic stop lead to the discovery crystal methamphetamine. Troopers say around 5 p.m. a Mercedes sport utility vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation near Gateway Street and International Way. During the traffic stop an OSP drug detection canine found … Continue reading »

$1 Million in Meth Seized

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A multi-month drug investigation netted about 52 pounds of crystal meth with a street value of a million dollars. Four people are arrested in connection with possessing and delivering the meth as part of a drug trafficking organization. They are Martin Bautista, Miguel Villanuva, Ezequiel Gonzales and Tomas Torres. Officers also … Continue reading »

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